At the CNN debate in Nevada, things just got out of hand. First, Rick Santorum interrupts Romney when he’s trying to wriggle out of his past support for spreading Romneycare far and wide…
And then, Rick Perry won’t let Romney finish after accusing him of hiring illegal immigrants:
I mean geez, man, won’t anybody let Mitt finish?
By the way, the problem for Mitt here is not just the piling on by his fellow candidates (I’m sure Mitt, like everyone else, thought the target would be affixed to Mr. 999 tonight.) It’s also his response, which though delivered with a smile, was extremely testy and a bit douchebaggy. I’m not sure who came off as the bigger jerk, Mitt or the clearly desperate Rick Santorum (who has serious anger management issues, based on the debates I’ve seen so far) but Mitt I think lost his cool in a way that for the first time in this cycle, made him seem un-presidential.
Meanwhile, Michele Bachmann wins the award for Miss lack of congeniality, insulting President Obama’s family, proposing a Berlin Wall across the southern border, and doing everything but calling for house to house searches of every American home to search for “illegals.”
Could the language of the American right be any more offensive? Jesus, take the wheel…
Meanwhile, Politico’s Roger Simon rolls his eyes at all the fussin’ and fighting.